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CBS
Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm EST
obama attended the funeral. >> i am amazed. i'm so excited. i'm happy that the murderer of what dia is off the street. i look forward and hope they are convicted to the fullest extent of the law. >> pendleton's parents are in washington, d.c. to be the official guests of first lady michelle obama for tonight's state of the union address. >> and kai, we are just hours away from the president's state of the union address. wjz has complete coverage. monique griego talks to a local teen who will be sitting with the first lady. but first, tara mergener has more on the focus of the president's speech. >> reporter: president obama wasn't offering a preview of his speech to reporters this afternoon. >> mr. president, how is the speech? >> we'll find out tonight. >> reporter: white house officials say improving the economy and creating jobs will be front and center. >> as he outlays his plans tonight, everyone will see that if we work together, that we really will have a robust future. we can build that middle class. >> reporter: republicans want to hear
ABC
Feb 26, 2013 6:00am PST
arguments next month. last week, president obama told abc7 use congress exclusively that supporting gay marriage is the right thing to do. >> i can tell you obviously my personal view which is that same-sex couples should be treated like everyone else. >> 75 influential republicans have add their names to the list including former utah governor hunts man and former new jersey governor whitman, and two former governors of massachusetts, weld and swift. opinions on this issue are changing rapidly but there is still a great divide in the republican party about gay rights. a recent poll shows the majority of americans support gay marriage up from a third from 2003. >> thank you. five elderly people were rescued from an assisted living home after a stove top fire broke out at 8:00 last night near treat boulevard and firefighters say any knocked it down before the flames crawled up the vent and into the the at tic. the residents will be moved to other care homes. new details in the search for a vandal targeting shops at walnut creek broadway plaza. police released this surveillance video show
CBS
Feb 20, 2013 5:00pm EST
. in an effort to make its case to the american people, president obama is taking to the airways. wjz is live at the white house, where vic has spent the day, a short time ago, he asked the president about this doomsday deadline. hi, vic. >> hi, mary. there's certainly no question that here at the white house, the new cycle has been dominated by those talks about sequestration and those looming budget cuts that could affect the nation's biggest agencies. >> reporter: at the white house today, the president and senior staff continued to warn congress that if action is not taken, the country is in danger of having to furlough thousands of government employees. the president said the ball is clearly in congress's court, with marylander's jobs and services hanging in the balance. >> what i say to them is that there is no reason they should be furloughed. there is no reason they should lose their job or be laid off. this is a problem that congress can solve. you know, these automatic spending cuts that were put into place back in 2011, were designed to get congr
FOX
Feb 4, 2013 7:00am PST
. kyla campbell has more. >> reporter: president obama said he would take several trips across the cut. >> the first is in minnesota where officials have taken some steps to curb gun violence. but police and city leaders say there's only so much they can do. they are asking obama and lawmakers on capitol hill to do more by creating and enforcing tougher federal gun laws. the white house prices minnesota's moves to keep the guns out of the wrong hands. the state approved the system -- updated the list for background checks. president obama is pushing for universal background checks, a ban on military style assault weapons and a limit on how many rounds gun magazines can hold. obama is getting some support on capitol hill. why it might not be enough. why him going after public support is not the right move when i see you next. >>> well, roll does know how to shoot a gun. over the weekend, the white house released the photograph. as the gun control debate heats up, the president was asked if he had ever shot a gun and this photo shows, yes, he has. >>> a nonprofit group is sponsoring a gu
ABC
Feb 25, 2013 4:00pm PST
talking about michelle obama's purr price cameo. wait until you can see how they're looking at it in another count try and michael finney taking your questions facebook will answer them here live just a little later. >> monday afternoon, checking out this live commute situation. skye r.skyway, bumper to bumper. east bay is a little better for folks heading southbound. stay with us. stay with us. more well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. >>> star trek fans over the moon as the name of a fictional planet is now leading in a naming contest for one of pollute ease moon. vulvan is the2o clear front runner for one of two pluto moons. actor william shatner:a$b suggested the name. it is th
KRON
Feb 4, 2013 8:00pm PST
. as president obama hits the road to sell his plan to curb gun crimes. but first, the new information about the victims of a deadly tour bus crash in southern california. as government crash in southern california. as government records reveal a series i'm lom renzo.nz i woi rk for 47 differffent companies. well, te, chnically i workwo for one. that catompanypa, the united ss postalst service®, works rkfor thr ousands of home ombusinesses. becauscae at uatsps.com®, you cau n pay,pa print and haver packagesag picked up for free. i cai n even drop off free box. i wei ar a lot of hats. well, te, chnically i wear on. the thu.s. postal service®, no businusess too small. >> developing tonight. mexico's attorney general is saying, the explosion that killed more than 3- dozen people at the headquarters of the country's state-run oil company. was caused by natural gas. investigators say, gas built up in the basement of the pemex building. and was likely sparked by an electrical fault. 37- people were killed, and dozens more were hurt in the explosion. which collapsed several floors of the buildin
ABC
Feb 1, 2013 6:00am PST
. hillary clinton is out. a transition and the beginning of president obama's cabinet changes, the heavy fire a nominee is facing from >> daly city, dublin, los gatos and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> just updated the visibility. can you see it is improved in napa and novato but santa rosa the fog will stay for the morning, with half a mile. you can see a lot of haze around the rest of our neighbor, ten miles visibility from yesterday are there but it is not a "spare the air" day. more fog, more haze through the morning, 37 to 43 is our spread. check out the sunshine in mid-50's to 60, and around 4:00, another bright day with sunglasses needed throw mid-60's and a quiet evening with a lot of stars and cool temperatures, mid-40's to low 50's. enjoy. kristen? >> we are continuing to monitor breaking news from oakland where an amber alert is issued and oakland police are looking for a chevrolet pickup truck gray in color license plate 7n79574. that is a california plate. the child involved is a one-year-old girl, described as african-american, abducted in oak, near 90th avenue and
CBS
Feb 12, 2013 4:00pm EST
them online for your free consultation. back to you. >>> kristy, thank you. >>> president obama is getting ready for tonight's state of the union address. the economy will be the focus of his speech. but he'll touch on several other issues, including gun violence. tara mergener reports for wjz from capitol hill. >> reporter: president obama wasn't offering a preview of his state of the union address to reporters this afternoon. >> mr., how is the speech? >> we'll find identity tonight! >> reporter: white house aides say improving the economy and creating jobs will be front and center when the president speaks to congress and the country. >> as he outlays his plan tonight, everyone will see that if we work together, that we really will have a robust future, we can build that middle class. >> reporter: republicans want to hear president obama's plans for tackling the ballooning national debt. rising healthcare costs and the growth of government. >> a second term offers a second chance. and if the president wants to regain the credibility he's
CBS
Feb 13, 2013 4:00pm EST
lady for the state of the union. the incredible accomplishment that got president obama's attention. >>> i'm alex demetrick. coming up, a final adding up of the misery from super storm sandy. that story as eyewitness news continues. >>> it is cloudy outside. and a mixed mess is headed our way. meteorologist tim williams will update our first warning weather forecast. >>> it is 41 degrees with a mix of sleet and rain in central maryland right now. the complete first warning weather forecast still ahead tonight. a violent explosion reduces a duplex in maine to rubble. fire officials say a woman was killed, after the home went up in flames. four other people who live in neighboring buildings were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. the homes in the neighborhood are heated with propane. but investigators still don't know if that was the cause of the explosion. >>> in today's healthwatch report, imagine having no control overour over -- over your hands. as maurice dubois reports, it's a very real medical condition that makes life difficult fo
CBS
Feb 13, 2013 5:00pm EST
had debated how to reduce gun violence. but this time, it's different. >> reporter: president obama talking about the need for gun control reform during his state of the union address tuesday night. in the audience was carolyn price, a maryland mother, whose son john was killed by violence in 1998. >> it brings it all back home. make its fresh again. >> john was accidentally shot by a 9-year-old neighbor who was playing with a loaded gun. in 2009, she helped pass the maryland gun safety act. >> that was groundbreaking for maryland back then. but now what we're trying to do also is to condition with that. >> at the state of the union, she sat with families whose lives were also torn by gun violence. including gabby give on the other hands. >> it was very excite being. something i'll never forget. >> during the speech, he called to get ammunition off the streets. >> each of these vote -- people deserve a vote in congress. >> hardest thing i had ever done was lose my child. at the end of the day, i'm just john's john's mom. >> reporter: and price we
CBS
Feb 22, 2013 4:00pm EST
prevent them from eating out sluch -- as much. democratic president president obama said that automatic spending cuts scheduled to begin march 1st will hurt their economies. the governors were in for a national governor's association meeting this weekend. the president has proposed averting $85 billion in cuts this year. republicans opposed further increases in tax revenue, unless it's used to lower tax rates. that's your money watch. for more, go to cbsmoneywatch.com. in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. >>> the red carpet is out. and crews are hard at work, setting the stage for the 85th annual academy awards. bigad shaban reports from hollywood. with predictions from a film critic, who has covered the oscar for 25 years. >> reporter: it's she time for -- show time for crews outside of hollywood's dolby theater. and catherine key from naples, florida, says she's been waiting to catch a glimpse, her entire life. >> it's just amazing. i mean, until you're actually here, you don't really -- you just don't know what it's like. >> reporter: los ange
KRON
Feb 4, 2013 7:00am PST
president bill clinton. mister clinton is serving as a representative for president obama at the funeral. the israeli consul general and new york mayor michael bloomberg are also set to speak at today's service. new york police department helicopters are expected to fly over the synagogue in honor of koch. the former mayor died friday of congestive heart failure at age 88. president obama says the boy scouts of america should allow gay members. he also said women should be allowed in military combat roles. the president's comments in an interview on c-b-s before the super bowl come ahead of a meeting of the boy scouts' national executive board this week. a proposal to open up the scouts' membership to gays is expected to be discussed and possibly voted on at the gathering in texas. the white house said in a statement last august that president obama opposed the gay ban. a developing story this morning. at least eight, possibly 10 people are dead following a highway collision involving a tour bus in southern california. this is new video into kron four. the bus driver reported having brak
CBS
Feb 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
.com/gas for a map of the lowest prices in the bay area. >>> president obama is asking congress to head off automatic spending cuts that kick in march 1. he says they could hurt the economy. and the president is proposing a smaller budget deal now and a bigger one later. cbs reporter danielle nottingham explains. >> reporter: president obama is calling on congress to stop massive automatic across-the- board spending cuts with a short-term fix. >> our economy right now is headed in the right direction, and it will stay that way as long as there aren't any more self-inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> reporter: last year congress and the president signed off on the automatic cuts to force themselves to deal with the nation's skyrocketing debt. the original deadline was january 1st. and when they couldn't reach a larger budget deal then, they postponed it to march 1st. the white house wants another short-term fix to head off a hit to the fragile economy and give lawmakers more time to work out a 10-year plan. >> we should give them the chance to co
CBS
Feb 20, 2013 11:00pm EST
of maryland jobs are on the line with massive budget cuts looming in washington. president obama is appealing to congress to stop the automatic cuts. >> reporter: there is no question that here at the white house the new cycle has been about budget cuts. at the white house the president and senior staff continued to warn congress if action is not take on the country is in danger of having to furlough thousands of government employees. the ball is clearly in their court. >> what i say, there is no reason they should be furloughed or lose their job or be laid off. this is a problem congress can solve. these automatic spending cuts put into place in 2011, were designed to get congress to actually avoid them by coming together with more sensible approaches to deficit reduction. >> reporter: this will likely be a close one. >> i don't know why it is in this town folks leave stuff until the last minute. there is no other profession, no other industry, where people wait until the 11th hour to solve these big problems. obviously it creates uncertain
ABC
Feb 2, 2013 5:00am PST
before president obama's healthcare reforms take effect. there's a new effort to put an end to this insurance practice. and you are look there, groundhog day. will there be an early spring or a long winter? a long winter? we will ♪ let's face it. everyone has their own way of doing things. at university of phoenix we know learning is no different. so we offer personalized tools and support, that let our students tackle the challenge of going back to school, like they do anything else... their way. mmmmmm. a choice of 6 skillet entrees, each with an appetizer, and dessert? whoa! no wonder they call it a complete meal. 3 courses, one diner price. complete skillet meals, starting at $8.99. only at denny's. [ female announcer ] at yoplait, we want you to feel even better about your favorite flavors. so when you call, tweet, and post, we listen. that's why yoplait light and yoplait original are now made with no high fructose corn syrup. and why we use only natural colors and natural flavors in yoplait original. so, anything else we can do for you, let us know. but you'll keep i
ABC
Feb 2, 2013 6:00am PST
insurer raising rates today by double digits before president obama's healthcare reforms take effect. there's a new effort to put an end to this insurance practice. >>> and it is groundhog day. will there be an early spring or long winter? long winter? we will tell youdays of walking to give a breast cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it was such a beautiful experience. (jessica lee) ♪ and it's beautiful (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history? because your efforts help komen serve millions of women and men facing breast cancer every year. visit the3day.org to register or to request more information today. it was 3 days of pure joy. ♪ and it's beautiful but when i cook up some beef, ketchup, relish and cheese, cover it with crescent dough and pow! cheeseburger crescent casserole. double awesome. pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the maki
ABC
Feb 4, 2013 5:00am PST
to world leaders, particularly assuring israeli and palestinian leaders the obama administration will continue to pursue a middle east peace agreement while recognizing the individual concerns of both sides. john kerry was sworn in on friday the same day that hillary clinton stepped down as secretary of state so she could pursue other interests and the obama administration's second term she will be a private citizen. >> president obama is campaigning to gun reform laws outside of washington, dc. he will meet with law enforcement in minneapolis about reducing gun violence. the president will pitch the plan to ban assault weapons and install universal background checks. key members of the administration are focusing on immigration reform today. homeland security secretary napolitano will talk about streamlining citizenship process. >> today the boy scouts could end a ban on gays. the scout leaders are meeting in texas to discuss replacing the ban with a policy to let individual troops determine their own policy locally. on sunday, president obama praised the boy scouts as a great i
CBS
Feb 4, 2013 4:30am PST
, a 10k run and walk across the bridge. >>> it is 4:441 president obama, speaks out on the ban on gay scouts. >>> and a shocking scene outside buckingham palace, police sub sued a knife wielding man. coming your way. (screaming) what kind of man kills a... ...cop in cold blood? re-creating a fan-favorite episode... hey! ...from the original hawaii five-o. you think he's going to kill again? the question is: how many people are on the list? with guest star peter weller. it's bang-bang time. kono: he's on the roof. i'm going to draw his fire. take the shot. go retro with the new hawaii five-o. exactly. cbs tonight. buckingham palace. officers used a >>> lis lis in london have arrested a man. officers used a stun gun to stop him. he appears to be holding a knife in each hand. police approached him, used the taser, he dropped to the ground and officers arrested that man. everything is on video. a little scary. >>> lawrence is here are a peak at weather and we're willmenting a big lament -- lamenting a big loss. at first you think it's going to be a blow out and a
CBS
Feb 18, 2013 4:00pm EST
obama of meddling in bipartisan immigration reform plans. after a draft of the white house immigration reform proposal leaked over the weekend. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. this raises the question that many of us continue to wonder about. does the president really want a result? >> reporter: the white house is downplaying the leak, saying the draft is only a backup, if lawmakers don't come up with an immigration reform proposal. >> we will be prepared with our own plan, if these ongoing talks between republicans and democrats up on capitol hill break down. >> reporter: in the senate, four republicans and four democrats are working on hammering out their own deal. they are hopeful they'll have a bill ready by march. >> reporter: president obama has made immigration reform one of the top priorities of his second term. >> the time has come to pass comprehensive immigration reform. [ applause ] now is the time to do it. >> reporter: the administration's leaked proposal, would allow some illegal immigrants to become per
NBC
Feb 1, 2013 6:00pm PST
more in a live report in a bit. >>> searching for a contraception compromise. the obama administration's new proposal. >>> one last good-bye. hillary clinton bids farewell to her state department staffers, but her departure was overshadowed by another deadly u.s. embassy attack. the latest in "world tonight" next. >>> the biggest party in new orleans. >> thousands of others tonight, time to ramp up the party, get that moment in the international spotlight. laurence scott with a look at all the chaos and everybody wants their own 15 minutes of fame, too. >> reporter: so much is going on. we're hearing from the legends, that deer antler spray, we're trying to understand with ray lewis. confusing. when you get down to it, the families are having a good time. people are talking. people are arriving. it's a big scene. it's a circus. they're getting ready for this thing. take a look. >> arguably the best wide receiver in nfl history -- >> reporter: jerry wise has seen his fair share of super bowl glory. m rice is one of many former niners on the scene sharing their thoughts on life in the sp
ABC
Feb 4, 2013 6:00am PST
the next election in 2015. >> president obama continue the tradition of taking part in a presuper bowl sunday interview and that is why he said women should be allowed in military combat role. >> women are in combat. they may not get treated as if they are but when they are in theater in places like iraq and afghanistan, they are vulnerable, they are wounded, and they have been killed. they have carried out their jobs with extraordinary patriotism and distinction. >> president obama's commends come after the pentagon announced last in they are opening up combat jobs to women. in the interview, the president said that gays should be allowed in the boy scouts, with the national executive board holding a meeting in texas to vote on lifting the ban. >> the u.s. postal service will release a stamp honoring civil rights pioneer rosa parks unveiled during a ceremony in detroit today. it would have been her 100th birthday today. she was arrested in 1955 after refusing to give up her bus seat to a white person in alabama. she showed the defiance that became a symbol of the civil rights movement
CBS
Feb 13, 2013 6:00pm EST
obama hits the road to push proposals he made in a state of the union address. >> reporter: well, vic, the president is talking about the economy and jobs. he traveled to north carolina this morning to visit an auto parts factory, calling for the creation of more manufacturing jobs. he's also pushing congress to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9 an hour and do more to keep jobs in the u.s. >> what i'm proposing is that we reform our tax code, stop rewarding businesses that ship jobs overseas, reward companies that are creating jobs right here in the united states of america. [ applause ] that makes sense. [ applause ] >> and republicans say they're all for creating jobs as well. but they say the president's proposals don't go far enough and do enough. back to you. >> okay, mary. thank you. >>> hear from a maryland family who attended the state of the union address, coming up at 6:30. >>> catholics packed st. peter's basilica in vatican city. and lined up outside to watch as pope benedict celebrated has final ash wednesday mass
CBS
Feb 14, 2013 4:00pm EST
greeted their special classroom visitor with hugs. esident obama stopped by to play little "i spy" and make the case that case that early education centers like this one, do more than just get children ready for kindergarten. >> they're also more likely to read and do math at grade level, hold a job. >> reporter: the president wants to make preschool available to every child in america. he's pushing a plan that would give states incentive to expand their own pre-k programs with an emphasis on helping low- income families. >> the lack of access to a great preschool education can have an impact on their entire lives. >> reporter: here at martha's table in washington, where there is a long, pre-k waiting list, any additional financial help would be welcomed. >> the small grouping. and that building of a child in a holistic way. >> yep. >> costs. >> reporter: before the president can move forward with expanding preschool programs, he'll have to get the states and house republicans on board. >> reporter: congressman john kine chairs the house educat
CBS
Feb 14, 2013 5:00pm EST
the state department. clinton left her post earlier this month. >>> president obama is in georgia today, rallying support for his plan to to expand the preschool program. he got a little face time with children enjoying their preschool. >> reporter: children at this atlanta area preschool visited their special classroom visitor with hugs. president obama stopped by to play a little "i spy" and make the case that early education centers like this one do more than get children ready for kindergarten. >> they're also more likely to grow up reading and doing math at grade level, graduating from high school, holding a job. >> reporter: the president wants to make preschool available to every child in america. he is pushing a plan that would give states incentives to expand their own pre-k programs with an emphasis on helping low- income families. >> the lack of access to a great preschool education can have an impact on their entire lives. >> reporter: here at martha's table in washington, where there is a long, pre-k waiting list, any additional financial
CBS
Feb 19, 2013 4:00pm EST
today. we'll have more at 5:00. >>> tough talk today from president obama. people will lose jobs if congress does not step in and prevent automatic spending cuts. >> reporter: president obama called in police and firefighters to help him talk republicans out of letting steep spending cuts take effect. >> this is not an abstraction. people their jobs. >> reporter: they kick in march 1st. they were designed to be so severe, that they would force lawmakers to reach a budget deal. but they haven't yet. and now, the president is asking for a short fix to reach a compromise. >> there is a smarter way to do this to cut our deficits without harming our economy. but congress has to act. >> reporter: republicans say the government is already too bloated. and higher taxes should not be part of this equation. >> some say it will hurt the economy. even though most agents should be able to weather them. >> most can manage this without harm. i don't mean it won't be painful. it will be. >> reporter: some say it will be painful for lawmake you -- lawmake
CBS
Feb 19, 2013 6:00pm EST
to her mother, who lives in myrtle beach. no word on when charges will be filed. >>> president obama is accepting marine general john allen's request to retire in in the from the military. that means the white house will not lead the nomination. his nomination had been shelved because of investigation into e- mails allen exchanged with a civilian woman. those e-mails were linked to the scandal that forced cia director david betray us to resign-- petraeus to resign. allen has been cleared of wrongdoing. he graduated from the naval academy and is a former commandant of midshipman. >>> a stern warning from president obama. people the lose -- will lose their jobs if congress does not step in and stop the looming cuts. >> reporter: president obama called in police and firefighters to help him talk republicans out of letting steep spending cuts take effect. >> this is not an abstraction. people will lose their jobs. >> reporter: the automatic cuts, known in washington, as the sequester, kick in march 1st. they were designed to be so severe, they would
NBC
Feb 4, 2013 6:00am PST
mr. lott. the nfl has changed its stance on hard hits. president obama weighing in saying there are concerns right now about letting children play the sport. you started when you were very young man. you started playing when you were 9 years old. question is, considering some of the suicides and brain damage of former nfl players out there, where do you stand on this issue now? >> jon, i agree with the president. i think that what he said is that, look, we have to find ways to enhance this game and find ways to improve this game. we have to look at areas we can protect young people. for me i'm right with him. i think i'm part of this safety committee. john madden is the chairman of the safety committee. he's constantly trying to talk about ways that we can enhance the game. obviously we're trying to change hitting. we have to encourage young people in the youth leagues to change hitting. i think the other thing that we have to do especially in the youth area, we have to require kids to have new helmets every year and unfortunately when you think about that, that's a big co
CBS
Feb 5, 2013 12:00pm PST
and the counting today. >>> president obama is asking congress to head off automatic spending cuts that could hurt the economy if they kick in as scheduled march 1. the president is proposing the smaller budget deal now and a bigger one later. danielle nottingham has the latest from washington. >> reporter: president obama is calling on congress to come up with billions in spending cuts as a short-term fix to stop massive automatic across-the- board cuts set to take effect in less than a month. >> our economy right now is headed in the right direction. and it will stay that way as long as there aren't any more self-inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> reporter: last year congress and the president signed off on the automatic cuts to force themselves to deal with the nation's skyrocketing debt. the original deadline was january 1. and when they couldn't reach a larger budget deal then, they postponed it to march 1. the white house wants another short-term fix to head off a hit to the fragile economy and give lawmakers more time to work out a 10-year p
NBC
Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm EST
. it's not fair. >> president obama also flight to chicago to push his plan or the middle class. this is his third this week seeking support outside the capital. no signs of a bargain here with two weeks left. the proposed a package to delay many of the cuts to defense. because it includes a tax increase, republicans rejected it. wbal-tv 11 news. >> a woman and her two young sons in the hospital after a fire ripped through their home. >> what police are waiting for before determining the cause. >> a day of job hunting for 1000 soon-to-be college grads. who's hiring and for how much? >> it's hard to believe it's been 10 years ago this weekend that the big snowstorm on president's day caves in the roof of the roundhouse here at the be in a railroad museum. -- b & o railroad [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> you are watching wbal-tv 11 news this stan stovall, donna hamilton, and sky team 11 covering breaking news where you live. wbal-tv 11 news at 5 continues now. >> welcome back. looking up
CBS
Feb 9, 2013 6:00am EST
with the stadium's black out. when president obama called to congratulate coach john harbaugh on the win he joked that he too would be looking into the cause of the electricity problem in new orleans. >> during that phone call president obama also expressed lek his concern00010001concern -- expressed his concern for oj brigance. he sat down to talk to him about his incredible journey. >> it was a magical moment when the baltimore ravens won super bowl xlvii february 3rd in new orleans. >> for oj. >> members of the team are quick to credit former player oj brigance for inspiring them. >> oj brigance said it, we're a team of vision. you know, we never took our eyes off the prize. >> brigance knows all about big victories. he played with ray lewis in 2001 when the ravens won their first lombardi trophy after beating the giants in super bowl 35. on friday the foundation honored oj and shanda brigance with their community service award to might als. >> my belief is that the fight in my heart is available to everybody. >> years after the super bowl a diagnosis of als sidelined the former linebacker fr
NBC
Feb 4, 2013 5:00am PST
tellez, "today in the bay." >> all right. 5:38. the new picture of president obama has gun advocates crying foul. we'll have a live report from washington coming up. >> reporter: and i'm bob redell. we'll tell you about the surprise discovery firefighters stumbled upon while fighting this house fire here in the south bay. that story coming up. >>> welcome back on a monday morning. live look over san francisco there. cool the way that fog makes the light turn orange over the city. we all wish it was going to be that scarlet and gold but 49ers didn't quite get it done. a great season. great year. very proud of our 49ers. next year we'll go get them. it's 5:41. this morning president obama heading off to minnesota to try to rally support for an assault weapons ban and universal background checks on gun buyers. a new photo released by the white house showing the president firing a weapon raising a few eyebrows. "today in the bay's" tracie potts is live on capitol hill this morning with more on this growing controversy. tracie, good morning. >> hi, jon. good morning. you saw the photo ove
CBS
Feb 4, 2013 6:00am PST
at home, 6:21, president obama takes a stand in an interview with scott pelley. his message to the boy scouts about their controversial ban on gay members when we come back. [ female announcer ] the best thing about this bar it's not a candy bar. 130 calories 7 grams of protein the new fiber one caramel nut protein bar. [ male announcer ] with over 50 delicious choices of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant ♪ this is speeding. this is in a rush. this is fast food. this is accelerating. and this is happening too fast. this is the express lane. getting a ticket. and this is the fast track. this is the fastest in-home wi-fi for all rooms, all devices, all the time. this is xfinity internet. call or click to get started today. xfinity. the future of awesome. [ woman ] my boyfriend and i were going on vacation so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning i was able to
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Feb 5, 2013 6:00am PST
's most deadly snipers. >>> president obama will be meeting with labor and business leaders at the white house today hoping for build support for immigration reform. yesterday the president was in minnesota promoting reforms to the nation's gun control laws. on capitol hill today, some house members will introduce by partisan gun control legislation. it would make firearms trafficking a federal offense but does not address assault weapons which the obama administration wants banned. >>> switching gears, are you ready for rain? >> not really. >> i got news for you. it's coming. >> we have a couple of days to wait. >> okay. we have today. >> enjoy today and tomorrow. a blanket of clouds early on. it's keeping the temperatures from getting too cold. temperatures yesterday in the 30s and 40s. today in the 40s. so a little chilly but not as cold as yesterday and by the afternoon, well, we have a few more clouds coming our which as we have a cold front sliding in toward the bay area. high pressure kind of moving out of the way now. so this is
KOFY
Feb 1, 2013 9:00pm PST
about it because i feel in they are trying to take advantage of things before the obama care takes effect. trying to get their rate i hope creases in. >> 7 30,000 californians who buy private insurance on the individual market through anthem saw an average 17 and a half percent increase. but some are getting hit with as much as 26 percent jump consumer woch doing says third or fourth rate hike in two years from an insurer whose parent company make 2.7 billion dollars in profit last year. anthem says the industry had to raise rates. not tomorrow wichbility unfortunately due to increasing medical costs and due to a people older and circumstance than last year we have to raise rates to cover our cost. >>reporter: in fact even with the rate hike anthem says it's taking a two and a half percent loss on this group of consumer consumers. >> it's outrageous. >>reporter: consumer group point out standard and poor health care economic index found the rate of inflation in the industry slowed to 5 percent last year. questioning the need for double digit increases. >> i think anthem blue c
KRON
Feb 1, 2013 4:00am PST
the administration's statements is regrettable. congressional republicans accused the obama administration of intentionally misleading the public about whether the attack was a protest gone awry or a planned terror attack. >> the democratic - controlled senate passes legislation to extend the federal government's ability to borrow new money. through mid- may. budget analysts estimate, it will give the treasury the ability to meet all federal spending obligations through at least the end of july. in exchange for temporarily suspending the debt ceiling debate. the bill requires lawmakers in both chambers of congress, to pass a budget by mid-april. or have their pay withheld. the measure now advances to president obama's desk to be signed into law. >> the next time a child is abducted near you, your cell phone may shriek to life with an alert message. a new national amber alert system officially rolled out to millions of cell phones. the alerts are automatically active on most newer phones. and they've already taken tens of thousands of people by surprise. the newly-expanded emergency alert s
CBS
Feb 4, 2013 5:00am PST
to his sister's home and confessed to her. >>> president obama is on the road heading to minnesota to promote his gun control proposals. it was a big issue on the sunday morning talk shows over the weekend. the president wants congress to pass a ban on assault weapons, limit the number of bullets gun clips can hold and require universal background checks. >> it's a fraud to call itdown verify a -- universal. the criminals aren't going to comply with it it. >> i know the value of an assault weapon, to kill people very quickly. they're way it to readily available. >> the proposals include an increase in mental health resources. president obama talked with scott pelley about a number of issues, one of them the bow scouts and gays. >> my attitude is that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does. >> boy scout leaders announced last week that they are considering now overturning their long standing ban on homosexuals. the organization will meet this week to make a final decision. >>> some new data shows th
KOFY
Feb 5, 2013 9:00pm PST
tonight from abc news reporter jonathan karl. >> one count president obama has already used unmanned cia croan to strike more than 300 suspected terrorists targets. even more than his predecessor. but today we learn just how much authority the administration believes it has to kill without trial or evidence suspected terrorists. even american citizens. newly disclosed justice department document says american citizens tied to al qaeda can be killed if quote an informed high level official believes the target poses an imminent threat. document says it quote does not require the government to have clear evidence. case in point. this american citizen and top al qaeda leader link to several terror attack. he was killed in a 2011 drone strike. human wreaths advocate say the justice department memo goes way too far and. >> justifies essentially a claim that the executive branch can be judge jury and executio executioner. >>reporter: as soon as he became president barack obama stopped cia tactic like world trade center boarding that he considered torture but this justifies out right killin
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Feb 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
of president barack obama firing a rifle. just two days before he heads to minnesota to discuss gun control. this photo was taken on the presidents birthday back on august fourth. and shows him shooting at clay targets on the range at camp david. this all comes as the president and congress continue to debate over gun violence in the wake of the newtown connecticut school shootings. >> here we are on the eve of super bowl sunday. this live look with red and gold i thought this was kind of strange. maybe this is a signed all locations are 49 degrees! even the weather is rooting for the 49ers. tomorrow, with low clouds bay-area wide. but they should clear out with a slightly warmer temperatures. mostly sunny skies. of the fog tracker at midnight with clouds to the north bay, the bayside, and we will see low visibility. santa rosa, with one quarter 1 mi. visibility. it could be difficult to see some of the morning. still, clouds but by 10:00 a.m., those would be retreating as we go for the afternoon a. it will be nice for super bowl parties. during the halftime, it will be a nice today. temper
CBS
Feb 13, 2013 6:00am EST
plans he laid out in his state of the union address. >> president obama used his state of the union address to send a message to lawmakers. >> the american people don't expect us to solve every problem but they expect us to put the nation's interest before party. >> the hour long speech focused on domestic and economic issues and a need for a divided congress to compromise. he said threats of government shut downs and unilateral spending cuts hurt the country. >> let's agree right here right now the keep the people of government open and pay or bills on time and uphold the full faith and credit of the united states of america. >> the president drew strong applause when he announced 34,000 troops will return from afghanistan by this time next year. he also got a standing ovation when he talked about gun laws. >> the president said bills on background checks and large managers are being discussed an that lawmakers owe it to victims of gun violence to bring them to the floor. >> they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of new town deserve a vote. >> in the repu
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Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm EST
violence is also on the agenda for president obama. he travels to chicago for a youth anti-violence program. and as tara mergener reports for wjz, the president's day started with a ceremony at the white house, attended by some of the sandy hook families. >> reporter: president obama wiped away a tear as he honored the six adults killed in the sandy hook elementary school shooting. >> they gave their lives to protect the precious children in their care. they gave all they had for the most innocent and helpless among us. >> reporter: family members accepted the awards on behalf of the women who are among 18 to receive the nation's second highest civilian honor, the presidential citizens medal. bill's wife mary was the school psychologist. >> it's a high honor. all i could hope is that if i were in the same situation, that i would have the same courage that she had and dawn had and natalie had to run out the door and confront what was going on that day. >> reporter: after the ceremony, the president left the white house for chicago, to rall
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Feb 19, 2013 5:00pm EST
warning from president obama. people will start lug jobs if-- losing jobs with congress does not step in. >> reporter: president obama called in police and firefighters to help him talk republicans out of letting steep spending cuts take effect. >> this is not an abstraction. people will lose their jobs. >> reporter: the automatic cuts, known in washington as the sequester, kick in march 1st. they were designed to be so severe, they'd force lawmakers to reach a budget deal. but they haven't yet. and now the president is pushing a short-term fix to allow more time to reach a compromise. >> there is a smarter way to do this, to reduce our deficits, without harming our economy. but congress has to act. >> reporter: the white house wants a plan with smaller spending cuts and more tax revenues. republicans say the government is already too bloated and higher taxes should not be part of this equation. >> reporter: budget expert isabel thawhill said the automatic cuts will hurt the economy, even though most government agencies should be able to weather t
KRON
Feb 5, 2013 7:00am PST
. they're now grounded. white house officials say president obama will ask congress to come up with tens of billions of dollars in short-term spending cuts and tax revenue to put off the automatic cuts across the board that art scheduled to kick in march 1st. heat the president will make his request tuesday afternoon and a public statement at the white house. the automatic cuts, if they're allowed to proceed, could require widespread layoffs and indiscriminately affect defense programs in domestic spending accounts. white house officials say congress needs more time to work out a 10 year plan worth more than one trillion and deficit reduction. >> jackie sissel the live in san francisco taking a look at the gas prices. >> they are going up. this past january was the second most expensive january ever for gasoline. the chevron and standards as the $3.95 as the guest for regular unleaded gasoline. it is up 24¢ in the last month. these numbers are brought to you by triple a, four california. $3.93 is the average. that is up 33¢ and last month, up 14¢ and as the last seven days. that puts
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Feb 4, 2013 4:00am PST
as a representative for president obama at the funeral. the israeli consul general and new york mayor michael bloomberg are also set to speak at today's service. new york police department helicopters are expected to fly over the synagogue in honor of koch. the former mayor died friday of congestive heart failure at age 88. >> president obama says the boy scouts of america should allow gay members. he also said women should be allowed in military combat roles. the president's comments in an interview on c-b-s before the super bowl come ahead of a meeting of the boy scouts' national executive board this week. a proposal to open up the scouts' membership to gays is expected to be discussed and possibly voted on at the gathering in texas. the white house said in a statement last august that president obama opposed the gay ban. new this morning. >> the boeing 787 batteries still causing issues. the dream liner was grounded by three weeks ago when the lithium ion batteries lead to a fire and smoke on a second. boeing's 7-87 dreamliners remain grounded. but the batteries causing the jet's troubles
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Feb 5, 2013 4:00am PST
is a sentiment for the community. >> the gun control debate is still a hot topic right now. president obama hit the road to minneapolis -- calling for gun control legislation. he says, a consensus is emerging for universal background checks for gun buyers. but the president acknowledges. a tough road ahead to pass an assault weapons ban. demo we do not have to agree on everything you to agree that it is time to do something. it will not be a perfect solution but we could make a difference. if that is our responsibility. >> we do not have to do everything we can definitely agree to do something. on military- style assault weapons. and a 10-round limit for magazines still ahead. on this day almost 40 years ago. bay area residents were bracing for * snow. we'll take a look back at some of the video. we'll also be getting a look at our forecast with erica. we continue to track the gas prices coming up. .. today marks the 37th anniversay of a rare bay area snow day. it's been called the snowstorm of 1976. snow blanketed the bay area on february 5th. 37 years ago. this is video taken from our archiv
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Feb 16, 2013 6:00am EST
obama takes his gun control message back to his hometown of chicago. he is vow to use the full power of his office. this is after chicago's murder rates skyrocket. tara mergener reports for wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: president barack obama wiped waterer as he honored the six adults who died in sandy hook elementary. >> they gave their lives to protect the precious children in their care. >> reporter: family members accepted the awards on behalf of the woman who are among 18 to receive the nation's second highest civilian honor. the presidential citizen's medal. mary's school psychologist. >> the high honor. all that i can hope that if i was in the same situation, i would have what they had to run out the door. >> reporter: after the ceremony the president left the white house for chicago to rally support for his state of the union proposals. including tighter gun control. >> last year, there were 443 murders with a firearm, on the streets of this city. 65 of those victims were 18 and under. so, that's the equivalent of a newtown every f
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Feb 3, 2013 8:00am PST
to ask the obama administration to take the monday after a the super bowl a national holiday. it is a biggest annual share of bent and it will require a day of rest. is on the white house " we the people " page. if this reaches 100,000 it will warrant an official response from the obama administration. it is a long shot. if you would like to sign it. it is directly on the kron 4 .com >> i think that is a two. can you imagine congress everything else there are dealing with? >> the harbaugh brothers' are very closely watched by the media of and the parents. >> this is jack harbaugh, take a listen. >> every single oset of parents can deal with that, the agony of defeat. we are going to experience both. our thoughts are going to be with both. [ mom ] dear chex cereal, i just had to write. you can't imagine how long i've been searching for something like this for my family. i'm amazed you make so many great flavors that are gluten free. my guys are crazy for chocolate chex and honey nut chex. for me, it's cinnamon. it means a lot to be able to give them something that's good for
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Feb 4, 2013 4:00pm PST
to be done to are. >> with popularity rating at highest in four years, president obama trying to rally public support for the gun control measure autos is there just one life we can safe, we've got an obligation to try. >> the president traveled to minneapolis because the city push to strictor background check autos you've shown progress is possible. and elected leaders. >> still common sense loss. >> after the newtown, connecticut shooting the president made gun control a top priority and wablts legislation limiting the number of rounds in a magazine clip. renew a ban on those so called assault weapons and require universe balance yal background checks. white house expected opposition from republican buzz have to win over democrats who have offered only lukewarm support. >> universal background checks we need to increase that. you can do things like restrictions on highqÁcapacity magazine autos i think that is something we have to take a look at. >> over the weekend, white house released a photo of the president firing at clay pigeons last summer. his spokesman says they decided to respond
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Feb 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
at least $5 billion in penaltis. >> president obama met to talk about immigration and a deal for wuchbt biggest players in the computer industry. >> that is right, hi, emily. >> good afternoon. a major deal in the tech world announced today ceo and founder and investors are taking the computer maker private in a deal worth $24 billion this, is the largest deal of its kind in the recession. disney reported earnings after the bell that beat estimates at interactive division registered a profit. sales up 5% with net income dropping. games from the inyachtive unit with higher profits helped to counter lower earnings from film and cable television. march missa myer met to talk about rev yugs reform. the president is seeking input from the business community on the plans which include granting a path to citizenship for millions of people, loosening visa requirements for skilled workers.[0di the dell purchase of strong earnings helped boost stocks higher today. your bloomberg silicon valley index up on shares of apple and ora cell. and amazon is launching a virtual occurrencey called amazon co
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Feb 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
's beautiful >>> president obama today urged congress to pass a short term budget fix and postpone a massive package of automatic spending cuts. three and a half weeks from now. but the president says congress needs more time to come up with a permanent solution for reducing the deficit. >> we should give them the chance to come up with the budget instead of making cuts costing us jobs and significantly slow down our recovery. >> the president says the u.s. economy is poised for progress in the coming year and predicted it will fall below the $1 trillion mark. >> sources tell ap tonight the pentagon is ready to offer limited benefits to same-sex partners of gay service members. likely toin clud health and welfare benefits. dpeens secretary has not made a decision because federal law prohibits him from recognizing same-sex marriages. british lawmakers voted in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. legislation would enable same-sex couples to get married in civil and religious ceremonies. the prime minister championed the bill despite opposition from within his party. before it becomes plau i
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Jan 31, 2013 5:00pm PST
of the national anthem at president obama's inauguration. beyonce admits she sang along with a prerecorded track. >> i am a perfectionist and one thing about my i practice until my feet bleed. i did not have team to rehearse with the orchestra. >> reporter: beyonce posted super bowl rehearsal video and photos online. she says this performance will be different. >> i will absolutely be singing live. i am well rehearsed. and i will absolutely be singing live. this is what i was born to do. >> reporter: prerecorded music at big events is nothing new. madonna and whitney houston both relied on recorded tracks to pump up their sound during their super bowl performances. many fans accept lip-syncing as part of the performance. >> i hope she gives us the real thing. i'd prefer the real thing. but i'm happy whatever she does. >> reporter: she won't be the only star at the super bowl. alicia keys sings the national anthem and the chorus from sandy hook elementary school in connecticut will perform america the beautiful before the ravens and 49ers take the field
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